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When Friendships End

Time slips away so easily. Connections are lost, relationships are broken and feelings are hurt. This is an all too familiar situation as a mom. My family needs so much of my time that friendships are pushed to the back burner. Moving away 4 years ago took a toll on one long-standing friendship and now we are at a stand-still. I miss her dearly but it seems to be so hard to mend what was broken.

I’m back home now, in the area where we used to be before moving to Maryland. I want so much to get back to where we used to be but it seems each hand I extend is ignored. There have been a few glimmers of hope in the past year but I don’t know what’s going to work for the long term. I’ve sent cards, emails, texts and have contemplated planning something on a larger scale like a girls getaway but I don’t want to “buy” time spent together.

I think a 20 year friendship is worth fighting for. I’m going to try my best and get her back into my life so that our kids get close again. I have other friends and sisters and a sister-in-law who I all love dearly but there is a piece missing. How do you maintain friendships when life doesn’t give you the time?

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